Wathod Reservoir

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Wathod Reservoir is a reservoir within the Manora town, Washim district, Maharashtra, India. The Wathod Reservoir is about 5.9 kilometers away from Manora town in north.

Manora is a town in Washim district, Maharashtra state, India. Nearby are other towns such as Waigaul, Poharadevi, and Asola; they are all religious villages. Many people from the area are members of the Banjara community and several are Hindu and Muslim. It is situated on the bank of river named as Arunavati River.

 As far as education is concern. In Manora their are many more colleges are located of various medium. 
Washim district District of Maharashtra in India

Washim is a district in Maharashtra, India. The headquarters is at Washim. The area of the district is 5,150 km².

Maharashtra State in western India

Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan plateau. It is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area in India. Spread over 307,713 km2 (118,809 sq mi), it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west. It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity. It was formed by merging the western and south-western parts of the Bombay State, Berar and Vidarbha, and the north-western parts of the Hyderabad State and splitting Saurashtra by the States Reorganisation Act. It has over 112 million inhabitants and its capital, Mumbai, has a population around 18 million making it the most populous urban area in India. Nagpur hosts the winter session of the state legislature. Pune is known as 'Oxford of the East' due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions.

The length of the dam is 290 metres (950 ft) while the height of the dam above lowest foundation is 16.6 metres (54 ft). Maximum storage capacity is 1.98 MCM . Live storage capacity is 1.7 MCM. Wathod Lake is also a popular tourist attraction for its scenic beauty. There is varied flora and fauna. The water is turbid in rainy session while clear and transparent in summer.

In 2014 scientists measured all the physical and chemical parameter of Wathod Reservoir and its research exhibit that Wathod Reservoir is still safe for drinking water.

History

Wathod reservoir was constructed as part of irrigation projects by the Government of Maharashtra in 1974.

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